Walter Savage Landor

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  • Michael Bradshaw (Edge Hill University)

“Few men have impressed their peers so much, or the general public so little, as Walter Savage Landor”, wrote Sidney Colvin in his biography of Landor (1881). A.C. Swinburne was one among many of Landor's ardent contemporary admirers, writing in the Encyclopedia Britannica (1882), “In the course of this long life he had won for himself such a double crown of glory in verse and prose as has been won by no other Englishman but Milton.” Browning was another friend and champion. In his long and energetic career, Walter Savage Landor (1775-1864) was active as a writer of prose and poetry in both the Romantic and Victorian periods, and had some claim to literary and intellectual prominence. He published his first collection …

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Bradshaw, Michael. "Walter Savage Landor". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 16 April 2004
[, accessed 30 September 2016.]

Related Groups

  1. English Romanticism